• Batman exists in Watchmen's universe, but their version is black. 1 / 8

  • Superman already exists but Batman's status was confirmed by HBO's Peteypedia tie-in website. 2 / 8

  • Like Sister Night, Batman is a blacksploitation character mocking the Minutemen. 3 / 8

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  • Everyone in Watchmen's world was unaware that Hooded Justice was really Will Reeves, a black man. 4 / 8

  • So, Batman was created in the 1970s as black culture's parody of Nite Owl. 5 / 8

    Watchmen An Almost Religious Awe
  • Angela Abar based her Sister Night persona on the 1977 blacksploitation movie Sister Night. 6 / 8

  • Batman's existence in Watchmen is a clever inversion fitting with the show's commentary on race. 7 / 8

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